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North Eastern Steel Co

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1883. Sample of first rail rolled.
1926 (from ‘Middlesbrough Pictorial and Industrial’)
1926 (from ‘Middlesbrough Pictorial and Industrial’)
1926 (from ‘Middlesbrough Pictorial and Industrial’)

of Acklam Works, Middlesbrough, adjacent to Britannia Steel Works

1881 The company was registered on 9 July.

1889 Reported to be turning out about 132,000 tons of steel per annum. [1]

c.1895 Thought to be the only large scale use of a central condensing and pumping station in a steel works in Britain; the system was put up by Mr. Cooper[2]

1896 On 1 January, acquired the business of the Acklam Iron Co. [3]

1903 Became part of Dorman, Long and Co.

1919?-16 Five locomotives (all 0-4-0ST) built. [4]

1923 Dorman Long's subsidiary companies were liquidated and the assets transferred to the parent[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1889/03/08
  2. The Engineer 1895/08/09
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  5. The Times, Apr 18, 1923